Presentations SAFE-ICE business congress

An interesting and exciting 2 days in Antwerp, full of business visits, presentations and the demonstration of tools.
Relive the SAFE-ICE business congress by reading the presentations.

1-16 © Michael De Rop | 17-21 © Laura Maes

SAFE-ICE movie

Interviewing Monica Adams-Acton from Hastings Borough Council, the lead partner of the SAFE-ICE cluster, inside the East Hill Lift for our forthcoming SAFE-ICE movie.


ACE conference, 4th of June, Ostend

ACE, one of the main projects on which SAFE-ICE is focussed, organises its final conference in Ostend, Belgium on the 4th of June 2014.



            moderator Annabelle Van Nieuwenhuyse

09h30  Reception
10h00  Welcome
            Ian Sycamore, Project Coordinator ACE, Hastings Borough Council
10h20  BREEAM –  increase the value and liquidity of your commercial real estate
            Peter Garré, Managing Director Bopro
10h40  The business energy coach: a success story
            Joost Verschuere, Managing Director Emaze
10h50  ACE: supporting individual businesses
            Hastings Borough Council & City of Ghent
11h10  Coffee break
11h40  Industrial Ecology: a process integration perspective
            François Maréchal, Professor École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
12h10  ACE: supporting business clusters
12h20  Lunch & Guided tour in the Greenbridge demonstrator
13h30  The Circular Economy: boosting innovation & saving money
            Stef Kranendijk, Chairman De Groene Zaak
14h15  Cooperative park management on business parks
            Aad van Orden, Committee Member Park Management Ecofactorij
14h45  ACE: supporting business parks
            West-Vlaamse intercommunale & Sea Change Sussex
15h05  Coffee break
15h35  European energy and climate policy until 2030
            Stefaan Vergote, Head of Unit ‘strategy and economic assessment’, DG Climate Action
15h50  Official presentation of the ACE “Low carbon business park manual”
            Jonas Timmerman, PhD researcher Ghent University
16h00  Press moment & network reception

The official language will be Dutch and English. However, there will be translation into French and English.

Target audience
Business leaders, local authorities, developers, architects and building services engineers, business park and estate managers, energy and environmental consultants, sustainability and climate change practitioners, etc.

The conference is a free event but registration is necessary. Register now! More information about the conference programme and presentations can be found here.

Greenbridge incubator
Wetenschapspark 1
B – 8400 Oostende

We will organise a free shuttle service from the station of Ostend to the Greenbridge science park.


SAFE-ICE Partner meeting in Calais, France

On the 11th and the 12th of February 2014 the SAFE-ICE partners met in Calais, France and discussed the concrete realisation of the Business Congress and the SAFE-ICE publication, and to jointly agree the content of a potential Phase 2 application.

Keep an eye on the event and publication section of the SAFE-ICE website to see the fruitful results of the Calais meeting.

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Official launch of SAFE-ICE thematic cluster


The 1st of October 2013, the INTERREG 2 Seas cluster SAFE-ICE has been officially launched. The aim of the cluster is to pull together the results and learnings from various INTERREG 2 Seas projects to develop a common understanding of what the low carbon economy is across the 2 Seas area, highlighting good practice in terms of research, innovation and business support.

The consortium consists of ten formal partners from four European countries who join forces to take up this challenge: Hastings Borough CouncilCity of GhentGhent UniversityWest Flanders Intermunicipal AssociationBusiness Support Kent CiCDCMR Environmental Protection AgencyCamp C | Provincial Centre for Sustainable Building and LivingKent County CouncilMunicipality of Schiedam and Littoral Habitat. The partnership is supported by another ten associated partners.